Home Builders parade returns to Kansas City

Posted at 2:23 PM, May 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-02 20:21:34-04

The Home Builders Association's Spring Parade of Homes has returned to Kansas City.

People have the chance to see some of the latest home innovations and styles of new houses in the area.

“What makes it great for customers, potential homeowners, is it allows them access to homes that they normally wouldn't be able to see unless they went out specifically for it,” builder John Moffitt said.

The parade features 381 homes and 112 builders in seven counties across the metro area.

Moffitt has been in the residential real estate business for the past 30 years. His company, Moffitt Built, has built several homes that have been featured in the parade.

Moffitt said this year’s design is all about a clean look.

“A lot of black and white, soft grays maybe, with a little bit more of a minimalist approach so as far as design that's what I'm seeing a lot of,” Moffitt said.

Moffitt said hardwood floors, more tiles in bathrooms and wooden cabinetry have become pretty popular.

“Those are some of the trends now that used to not even be thought of,” Moffitt said.

Moffitt said some of these featured homes, such as the one located on Manor Rd. in Leawood, Kansas, is an infill home, where new construction is being built in older established neighborhoods rather than in new subdivisions.

He also said entry level housing is the primary hot market right now.

“I would say anything under $300,000, 250,000 is really very hot right now because there seems to be a new influx of that demographic coming in that wants ownership and I think a lot of that is the rising cost of rentals."

And there are plenty of those homes on the Parade of Homes. Prices range from $165,000 to $1.6 million.

All homes will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. until May 7. Admission is free. For more information, click here.